expired Windows 10 Professional OEM Download $89.99 (Was $292.49 Save $202.50) @ OzGameShop

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Windows 10 Professional OEM Download $89.99 (Was $292.49 Save $202.50) @ OzGameShopAffiliate

As part of their "Lighting Deal of the Day" Ozgameshop is offering windows 10 professional for a very good price!

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  • -3 votes

    can get perfectly fine copies for ~ $10 irc

      • +10 votes

        Probably never. They want as many people using Windows 10 as possible and don't really seem to care how it happens.

        It's not even necessary to activate Windows 10 if you can put up with a few limitations to personalisation.

        Download directly from Microsoft site and use for as long as you want.

        https://www.microsoft.com/en-au/software-download/windows10

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          It has that annoying white watermark though. If I paid $10 for one then it'd be to get rid of that watermark forever. I already have a genuine windows 10 on one of my computers (upgrade from W7) and never fancied paying for a second genuine copy.

        • +1 vote

          I've been using a $10 key for over a year now. I get all the updates etc. If they ever deactivate it then I will be buying another $10 key. Unless MS plans on keeping W10 going for 20 years, I think I'll still be better off.

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      Excuse my ignorance, but where do you get it that cheap? Is it all above board?

      • +2 votes

        where do you get it that cheap?

        eBay.

        Is it all above board?

        No. 99% of the time they resell bulk licensing keys (so keys intended for organisational or government use as part of an enterprise agreement) which is breaking MS license agreements.

        All MS need to do is switch off those keys and your license stops working.

        It seems very low risk and I've rarely heard of keys getting switched off, but it could technically happen the day after you paid for your key. If you pay full price for a legit license you're guaranteed this will never happen.

        Risk over reward really. Some people are fine using cheap bulk licenses, others prefer the safety/assurance/ethics of paying full price for a proper home/personal license.

  • -2 votes

    Holy hell, could they charge more. I can get cheaper OEM keys for $10-20.

  • +7 votes

    that's ridiculous expensive for a illegal copy.

  • -3 votes

    "OEM", as in a key distributed under the MSDN program AKA not for resale/consumer use. Will get revoked once the MSDN main account gets banned. Put your money into an actual retail copy if you are going to purchase Windows.

    • +1 vote

      oem is for system builders including home enthusiasts that build their own PCs, and has nothing to do with msdn, msdn win10 is licensed differently and is for a different purpose to oem.

      • +1 vote

        “oem is for system builders including home enthusiasts that build their own PCs …..”

        More correctly I think, oem is to be sold with hardware rather than as a separate item.

        • +1 vote

          Yes hardware is as simple as a hard a drive ….. They don't get you to scan and send in your parts list and receipt from shop you bought parts from …….

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          @garage sale:

          These guys don't seem to impose the condition of a hardware item purchase so I guess that makes it a violation of MS terms. Also, their daily deal is still ongoing even now.

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        If you really think that people are selling MSDN copies labelled as "MSDN" copies I suggest you double-check. A genuine system-builders license costs much more than $89, FYI PC Case Gear, MSY, Centrecom, i.e all major OZ PC retailers, all have been done by Microsoft over selling dodgy "OEM" licenses one way or another, what makes you think OzGameShop doesn't do the same.

        P.S System Builders Licenses are not to be resold anyway, they are supposed to be preinstalled on the system you are purchasing. Seeing as OzGameShop does not do custom built PC's, I am more inclined to believe these are either MSDN codes or dodgy OEM codes. A lot of money for an illegitimate copy of Windows, and I have seen these copies get revoked recently.

        If you were smart you'd know to stay away from "OEM" and stick with a retail packaged copy (they don't cost ~$290 or whatever ozgameshop states).

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          all,of my 4 pcs ( 2 desktops and 2 laptops) run oem copies. As hardware has been upgraded over time, i've had to contact microsoft over the phone and their call centre has issued keys to cover new motherboards or hard drive upgrades. Retail copies come with " microsoft tech support" oem doesn't , the tech support for oem comes from who built the machine in this case me …… if microsoft give me new keys over the phone for my oem licenses as my hardware upgrades, they seem to be accepting, they don't say " sorry by a retail pack".

  • +3 votes

    People don't realise keys sold online are deregistered via windows itself from unused/broken motherboards and then resold. Don't care if others think otherwise, never had a problem myself.

  •  

    This has been their "daily deal" for ages now.

  • -2 votes

    OEM?

    Also for all the other posts, why would you pay 10 dollars for an illegal key when it's actually easier to find an illegal key for free?

    • +1 vote

      I tried the usual crack methods and they didn't work. After about an hour of reading forums and chasing leads I realised I just didn't care that much and bought a ~$15 key. I've never had any problems with it.

  • +4 votes

    Why would you bother doing this when you can still get the free W10 upgrade from Microsoft?

    http://www.zdnet.com/article/heres-how-you-can-still-get-a-f...
    https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/accessibility/windows10upgra...

    •  

      the accessiblity offer is for an upgrade from 7/8. if you buy a nuc there is no win7/8 to upgrade from so a new an new oem or retail license.

      •  

        My understanding is that you can use the "upgrade" media to do a clean install by using a valid W7 or W8 serial number during the install process.

        http://www.zdnet.com/article/hands-on-with-windows-10-upgrad...

        "If you are using bootable installation media to perform a clean install on a PC that has never been upgraded to Windows 10 and activated, you will need to enter a product key. Beginning with build 10586, you can enter a product key from a matching edition of Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 8.1"

  •  

    this is plain theft

    •  

      Ok for work or uni to pay for your own "free" copy, right ?

      •  

        if your work or uni provide a bulk license for you to use, that is awesome! this is not that. this is reselling OEM keys that are only licensed by the manufacturer to be sold "with" a new PC purchase, which it's clearly not.

        •  

          My point being those complaining are usually those with their own access to cheap or free microsoft software. Take away their access and I suspect they'd jump on deals such as this.

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          @redcreek200:

          ah. i thought you were insinuating (with the "free") that taking advantage of workplace deals is dodgy. my bad.

        •  

          @tromboc:
          That's ok @tromboc.

          My grief is really with microsoft's pricing model. A lot who can pay a lot actually get it heavily discounted or free thru their work. Yet the old dodger at home pays a fortune :)

          A lot probably can't afford the regular price. Some say, that life, but it explains the regular appearance of deals like this.

  • +11 votes

    Someone stole my copy of Windows. But it's okay, I'll get them…. They have my Word.

  •  

    This is way too expensive. This deal should be banned on principle.

  •  

    Sweet will get officeworks to price beat

  •  

    Or buy a windows 7 licence and do a free upgrade to 10.

  •  

    Did they seriously charge $292 for an OEM copy? You can get the retail USB for $230 at MSY, hell it's $299 directly from MS..

  •  

    Commenting to neg. I know Windows retail is expensive, but if that's the OS you choose to use, you should really be obtaining it via ways that don't contradict their EULA or licensing agreements. Also reporting OGS, sick of seeing this B$ around OzB. IT'S NOT A BARGAIN IF YOU HAVE TO DECEIVE/LIE/STEAL

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      yo downvoter, I have to comment before i can neg this post, i feel like you should do the same!

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    IT'S NOT A BARGAIN IF YOU HAVE TO DECEIVE/LIE/STEAL

    Did i just hear you say that?
    I swear i just heard say that.

    Also reporting OGS…

    Don't you mean GOGS?
    Don't be blowing out the flame.

    • +1 vote

      you're funny. gogs was a good show! microsoft have a channel to report selling keys which either violate license agreements, or by which using by the consumer would violate the EULA of the product.

  •  

    sorry bud, even if this was a "legit" OEM key. the price point is Horrid for an OEM. no Deal here :(

    •  

      only difference between oem and retail is tech support, retail it’s offered by microsoft if you want to ring them up and explain your woes and wait on the phone….. oem tech support is from the system builder which is myself and google.

      i prefer oem because i can’t see myself getting microsoft to fix problems over the phone for my PC , it’s fix myself and if all else fails reimage.

      keys for if you upgrade motherboard …. they do that over the phone even for oem.

  • +1 vote

    Paying for nsa surveillance…

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